Roll of Honour William Wiffin Simmonds

Service number VX103838
Rank Gunner
Unit 2/4 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Service Australian Army
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict Eligibility Date Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of Death 06 September 1943
Place of Death New Guinea
Cause of Death Killed in action
Source AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)

Location on the Roll of Honour

William Wiffin Simmonds's name is located at panel 21 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

William Wiffin Simmonds's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Sun 02 June 2019 at 8:21pm
  • Sat 24 August 2019 at 10:51pm
  • Mon 04 November 2019 at 3:53am
  • Wed 19 February 2020 at 9:40pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.